Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Journey: Part Two

Over six months ago I wrote a post about 2014.
December. Oh December. You were good to me. One of the most challenging years of my life ended. The first year of the greatest adventure I have ever been on came to a close.

2015. I welcome you. I welcome restoration. I welcome your resting in the assurance that God will fulfill every promise. I welcome the hope and life you will bring to my heart. Already you have been wonder-filled. Already, you have amazed me. Twenty fifteen, I face you with courage, knowing that you won't be easy, but I can rest. God will fulfill every promise, I can rest.
 These words were written back in January. I read them now and can't help but giggle.

Let me rewind and tell you a little about the whirlwind that has happened in the last six months.

Some time back, I decided to jump off the cliff and give online dating a try. I signed up for Match dot com and paid for a three month subscription. I didn't have a whole lot of success for the first three months. I talked to a guy or two, but no one I was really interested. My subscription was supposed to end right at Christmas and I was going to go ahead and cancel my subscription before I was charged for another three months. I was thinking about giving another dating site a try, but wasn't sure yet.

On my way home for Christmas I got stuck in the airport for around 10 hours. Because of the chaos of being bounced from flight to flight, I totally forgot about cancelling my subscription. A couple days go by and I realize that I had forgotten and had already been charged for the next three months. Frustrated, I decided to keep it for the next three months since I had already paid for it.
Unbeknownst to me, I would end up cancelling my subscription before those three months were up anyway.

December 27th I got an email from a guy named Alex. He was pretty cute. It was easy to keep an email conversation going back and forth with him. I still wasn't sure though. I wanted to move slowly because to be honest, I was a little freaked out about meeting up with someone I met online.

December 31st I decided to meet up with him at a Starbucks I went to often. I chose that Starbucks because I was a regular and I new that I had friends who worked there who I could trust to look out if need be. I also brought and set up my work laptop so that if things were awkward or went poorly, I had the excuse of needing to get some work done.

The computer and the friends were unnecessary.

Over the next couple months, Alex became my best friend. We laughed. We were serious. We cried.
We sat in silence. We laughed some more. I began to fall in love. I fell in love with my best friend.

Here I sit. The month is June. Almost six months to the day that we began to talk.
There is a pretty, sparkly ring on my finger.
Save the dates are sitting on the table next to me. I talked to the florist this morning.

I will be married in  just over four months. Wow.

I met the love of my life in December.
I realized he was the love of my life shortly after.

Oh, this journey is a good one.

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